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COVID-19 UCD Library Remote Access Arrangements: Information

Links and information to UCD Library online resources and services.


** Phase 3 (July 6th) UPDATE **

**Restoration of phased access to the James Joyce Library under strict protocols and registration procedures.**

From July 6th - service will be available for all academic staff and postgraduates three days per week - Tues, Wed, Thurs from 10.00 - 16.00.


The following user categories have access to the James Joyce Library to browse and borrow resources:


  • Taught Postgraduates: 
    • Please complete the online UCD Return to Work Application form found in SISWeb (scroll down to Return to Work Approvals Process section for the link) (allow 3 days for confirmation) **Please bring a copy of your letter of approval to present for access**


PLEASE NOTE: Space for general reading/study is not available. Currently there is no access to other UCD Library locations.


There is no access for other user groups at this time.

Request items from other UCD libraries

UPDATE: A Request and Retrieval service for materials from other UCD libraries is now available. Please use this form to request items.  Please note that collection is from the James Joyce Library.

NEW Book Returns information

Book returns info

All borrowers:

Please continue to hold on to any library books you already have. All loans have been extended to 1st September 2020. NO fines will accrue during this period.

If you are on campus and wish to return your books, please do so using the Book Drop outside the James Joyce Library.

Departing from University Residences? 

Please return books to the Book Drop (outside the James Joyce Library) or leave with UCD Estates at the UCD Campus Services office, located at the end of the Agriculture Building (facing the James Joyce Library). See for location.

If you wish to return material by post, our post address is:

James Joyce Library
University College Dublin
Belfield, Dublin 4

Queries can be directed by email to

Resources for UCD Staff and Students

alertUCD Library updates:

Check the Library homepage and the Library's social media channels for updates:

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Links to key resources

Inter-Library Loans - UPDATE: You may now request journal articles only. Book requests remain suspended until further notice.

Accessing Library resources from off-campus.

See our Online Tools page: a one-stop shop for searching OneSearch, ejournals (and ebooks), A-Z of databases, and our catalogue.

List of teaching and study resources temporary publisher offers.

Check your Library account, view borrowed items and more (all fines are currently being waived).

Student page (study skills, subject guides, videos and interactive tutorials)

Academic Integrity guide (referencing and citing)

Evaluating information: Why Evaluate?

Our support for Endnote and Endnote Online

Finding Open Access materials

Other UCD Library resources can be found via the Library A-Z index.

UCD Library YouTube channel (videos on finding ebooks, journals, databases and much more)

UCD Writing Centre YouTube channel (videos on referencing and writing)

Academic Staff:

UCD Library Teaching Resources
Brightspace Guide

Copyright for Teaching

Copyright: photocopying and scanning


UCD Library Supports for research activities

Covid-19 researcher resources and trials